The Leidos Defense Group has an immediate opening for a Field Operations Network Engineer/Specialist based in Virginia Beach, VA. Work includes both onboard ships in-port and at-sea with a required workweek exceeding 40 hours per week when overseas. Travel is 75% in and out of CONUS with scheduled and unscheduled deployment assignments up to 3 months with limited advance notice.
In support of the SURTASS program this position is predominantly an independent position that requires the successful candidate to work with little to no supervision as the principal Field Operations Network Engineer/Specialist responsible for shipboard network connectivity, troubleshooting and repair of CISCO servers, switches, and routers. Systems of responsibility include: ADNS, ISNS COMPOSE, and GCCS-M. The Network Engineer/Specialist will serve as the onsite manager directing ship’s crew and coordinating port services including cranes, transportation, and other activities to support ship’s Mission Readiness Availability and Mission Readiness Reviews (MRR/MRA) between operational missions at sea.
•Lead technical repair activities onsite or remotely with shipboard network and communications systems repairs, upgrades, and installation on SURTASS T-AGOS and other similar mission vessels.
•Oversee the installation and upgrades of SURTASS electronic systems.
•Analyze problems and take corrective action in a time sensitive environment.
•Conduct technical research, prepare operational and maintenance procedures, and complete engineering and administrative reports.
•Lead coordination between contract sponsor, ship’s Master, military crew, shipyard personnel, and government organizations.
•Provide 24/7 support to ships via email and telephone when required.
•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other related discipline or graduate of Navy “C” school in network and information technology with 4+ years of related hands-on experience in planning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of data networks, computers, and distributed data systems. Additional training, certification, and/or years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
•Currently possess the following certifications: Security+ or Cisco Security, Cisco Certified Network Associated (CCNA),
•Ability to pass the mariners physical per COMSCINST 6000.1.C and maintain medical fitness.
•Currently possess a DoD Secret security clearance and be eligible to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
•Currently possess or ability to obtain a valid U.S. passport and international driver’s license.
•Cisco Certified Design & Architecture Certification (CCDA), and an Operating System (OS) such as Windows, LINUX or UNIX are preferred.
•Demonstrated experience in the maintenance and repair of the SURTASS COMM SUBSYSTEM including: SHF or UHF SATCOM, IFF, Secure Voice and data communications security, and KMI.
•Combined experience in the management, administration, maintenance, and repair of UNIX/LINUX and Windows networks.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 75% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Network Administration and Ops
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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